Through traditional Japanese music, Ms. Ryoko Itabashi and Mr. Kokichi (Scott) Kusano will explore the varied regional musical traditions which exist across Japan, from the fast-paced Tsugaru Shamisen in the north to the evocative sounds of the Shinobue flute and the Taiko drum. Rarely heard in Ottawa, this is a unique musical experience not to be missed.
This concert is being held in conjunction with the Canada-Japan Literary Awards, which recognizes excellence by Canadian writers who are writing on Japan or Japanese themes. Prior to the concert, there will be a brief ceremony to confer this year’s awards by the Canada Council for the Arts.
For more information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website.